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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Sep 1, 2010 10:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: a trip to prog-land

no way do I consider the Dead as progressive rock. Their range and material is way more versatile.

no mulletts, no synthesizers being more prominent than guitar ( not in their prime anyway ), and their style covered more ground. I like old Rush and can appreciate Yes for sure, but those bands sound gets a little stagnant where the Deads sound evolved. They didn't get into their rut for 15 years. What Prog band can say that?

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Poster: duckpond74 Date: Sep 1, 2010 11:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: a trip to prog-land

Gong, maybe??

Though not a band, but as a force or purveyor, Richard Sinclair comes to mind.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Sep 1, 2010 11:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: a trip to prog-land

yeah maybe. Don't know their stuff. Know who they are and had friends into them

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Poster: duckpond74 Date: Sep 1, 2010 11:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: a trip to prog-land

Gong was still touring in the last year or so. Richard Sinclair's website hasn't been updated since 2007. If you don't know Richard's stuff (Caravan, Camel, Robert Wyatt Band, Hatfield In The North and his solo and recent projects), check out RSVP or Caravan of Dreams. Both of those are from the 90's and felt and sounded fresh then . . . a good 20+ years on from the prog emergence.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Sep 1, 2010 11:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: a trip to prog-land

I've heard of Camel but then again not HEARD them and didnt know it was the same guy involved.

Had a friend that turned me on to Can back in my record store says. They had some cool stuff I liked. This is pre all that techno rave house stuff too

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Sep 1, 2010 11:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: a trip to prog-land

King Crimson BUT Fripp changed the line-up so much that not sure that's a fair response.

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Poster: duckpond74 Date: Sep 1, 2010 11:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: a trip to prog-land

BD, I'd agree - on both counts.